Hindustan Coca-Cola units to use solar power for manufacturing operations
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has announced that all three factories in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will start using solar power as the primary source of energy for its manufacturing operations. HCCB owns and operates factories at Ameenpur in Telangana and Vijayawada and Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh.
The company has signed agreements with Vibrant Energy to procure 2.7 crore units of solar power for the three factories. Prior to these agreements, HCCB ran a pilot project for solar power usage for its factory operations by procuring 45 lakh units of solar power from Solar PPA. It will continue with its agreements with Solar PPA too.
About 75 per cent of the power requirements Ameenpur factory and 50 per cent of the requirement for Vijayawada and Srikalahasti factories will be met through solar energy.